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The Resource Beyond grief : sculpture and wonder in the Gilded Age cemetery, Cynthia Mills

Beyond grief : sculpture and wonder in the Gilded Age cemetery, Cynthia Mills

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Beyond grief : sculpture and wonder in the Gilded Age cemetery
Title
Beyond grief
Title remainder
sculpture and wonder in the Gilded Age cemetery
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Mills
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Beyond Grief explores high-style funerary sculptures and their functions during the turn of the twentieth century. ... Art historian Cynthia Mills traces the stories of four families who memorialized their losses through sculpture. Henry Brooks Adams commissioned perhaps the most famous American cemetery monument of all, the Adams Memorial in Washington, D.C. The bronze figure was designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who became the nation's foremost sculptor. Another innovative bronze monument featured the Milmore brothers, who had worked together as sculptors in the Boston area. Artist Frank Duveneck composed a recumbent portrait of his wife following her early death in Paris; in Rome, the aging William Wetmore Story made an angel of grief his last work as a symbol of his sheer desolation after his wife's death. ... Beyond Grief traces the monuments' creation, influence, and reception in the hope that they will help us to understand the larger story: how survivors used cemetery memorials as a vehicle to mourn and remember, and how their meaning changed over time."
  • "This book attempts to set out at least part of the story of how high-style funerary sculpture functioned at the turn of the twentieth century and in the decades immediately after, a subject little investigated to date by scholars. These monuments have not been considered in terms of their wider context and shifting use as objects of consolation, power, and multisensory mystery and wonder. Rather, they have mostly been considered as oddities, a part of an individual artist's oeuvre, a detail of a patron's biography, or as local civic cemetery history. Why did new forms--many of them now produced in bronze rather than stone and placed in architectural settings--arise just at this time, and how did they mesh or clash with the sensibilities of their era? Why was there a gap between the intention of these elite patrons and artists, whose lives were often intertwined in a closed circle, and the way some public audiences received them through the filter of the mass media?"--
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Mills, Cynthia J
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NB1803.U6
LC item number
M55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A Smithsonian contribution to knowledge
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • ART / Sculpture & Installation
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
  • Bestattungsritus
  • Grabmal
  • Grabplastik
  • USA
Label
Beyond grief : sculpture and wonder in the Gilded Age cemetery, Cynthia Mills
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Lost Souls. Adams's Quest for Consolation -- The Milmores and the Sphinx -- Angels of Grief across the Sea -- The Contexts of Mourning. Emotional Regulation -- Varieties of Religious Consolation -- Landscapes of Sensation -- The Artist and the Cemetery. Therapeutic Beauty -- Making the Adams Memorial -- Death and the Sculptor -- Duveneck's Lady -- The Cemetery in the Museum -- Grief and Commerce. Public Sorrow -- Cemetery Pirates -- Afterlives
Control code
870285347
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781935623373
Lccn
2014004894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)870285347
Label
Beyond grief : sculpture and wonder in the Gilded Age cemetery, Cynthia Mills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Lost Souls. Adams's Quest for Consolation -- The Milmores and the Sphinx -- Angels of Grief across the Sea -- The Contexts of Mourning. Emotional Regulation -- Varieties of Religious Consolation -- Landscapes of Sensation -- The Artist and the Cemetery. Therapeutic Beauty -- Making the Adams Memorial -- Death and the Sculptor -- Duveneck's Lady -- The Cemetery in the Museum -- Grief and Commerce. Public Sorrow -- Cemetery Pirates -- Afterlives
Control code
870285347
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781935623373
Lccn
2014004894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)870285347

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